This year University Rover Challenge was organized from 31 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. For this year's competition 96 teams registered. 35 of them were called for the finals at Mars Station, Utah. Mars Rover Manipal went into the competition with great excitement. Our rover performed all four tasks to the best of its capabalitites.
We achieved 7th position all over the world.
Our rover was the best performer from India.
Our biggest highlight was our performance at Extreme Retrival Task.We were third best out performing major international teams.
|Maximum Speed||1.9 m/s|
|Tires||Low pressure balloon tires|
|Tractive Effort||3300 N|
|Drive System Power||11.58 HP|
|Wheels||Three quarter floating axle|
|Suspension||6 wheel space frame Modified Rocker Bogie|
|Max Traversable Height||0.8m|
|Chassis||carbon fibre space frame chassis|
|Chassis Weight||4.5 Kg|
|Robotic arm||Articulated 6 DOF Robotic arm|
|Horizontal Reach||878 mm|
|Vertical Reach||1350 mm|
|Soil Collection||Dedicated auger mechanism|
|Centre of gravity||312 mm|
|Wheel motors||24V DC geared Motors|
|Motor drivers||13A continuous current DC motor driver for wheel motors
Custom DC motor drivers for manipulator motors
|Single board computer||Jetson tx1 and Raspberry Pi 3|
|Communication frequency||2.4 - 5 GHz|
|Feedback||Cameras and Lidar|
|Autonomous System||Traversal and navigation capability, Image Processing|
|Sensors||Lidar, Magnetometer, Garmin(18x USB Gps navigator), Ultrasonic, moisture |
Methane sensor, Hydrogen sulfide sensor